"La Moisson" (The Harvester)

Designer Raoul Dufy French
Manufacturer Atuyer, Bianchini et Férier French

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The artist Dufy met the couturier Paul Poiret in 1911. With Poiret’s encouragement and financial backing, Dufy created a series of bold monochromatic textiles, hand block-printed in a manner suggestive of both eighteenth-century toiles de jouy and the abstract geometries of modern painting. Poiret used these principally, but not exclusively, for clothing; they soon attracted the attention of the commercial manufacturer Atuyer, Bianchini et Férier, who, much to Poiret’s chagrin, subsequently co-opted their production.

"La Moisson" (The Harvester), Raoul Dufy (French, Le Havre 1877–1953 Forcalquier), Printed linen

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